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Friday, May 29, 2015

Dell Enhances Portfolio with ThingWorx IoT Services for Enterprise Customers

From #Dell:


Dell Enhances Portfolio with ThingWorx IoT Services for Enterprise Customers

  • Dell to deliver services for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enterprise customers
  • Dell joins the ThingWorx IoT Ecosystem as a Global System Integrator Partner
Dell Services today announced an agreement with ThingWorx, a PTC business, aimed at helping customers on their IoT journey via the ThingWorx IoT platform. Dell Services offers a combination of technology and business expertise to help customers reduce the time, cost and risk required to build innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications. As a part of the agreement, Dell’s Digital Business Services  has joined the ThingWorx System Integrator Program. 
As a ThingWorx system integrator partner, Dell Services offers the power of digital capabilities across cloud, mobility, social media, big data and digital transformation consulting to deliver comprehensive professional services dedicated to IoT. 
Dell’s end-to-end portfolio is tailored for specific industries including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, and more and spans advisory, solution design, application development, implementation and managed services. Dell leverages investments in its Silicon Valley-based Internet of Things Lab jointly funded by Intel to design and launch solutions including smart buildings and connected products as well as next generation insurance, for customers.
In 2014, Dell and Intel began collaborating on IoT solutions for customer projects such as building automation for smart buildings. They are also both part of the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) that sets standards for connecting a multitude of household gadgets and appliances. 
“Our customers today are seeing true business value in the Internet of Things, which is occupying a prominent place on their digital business agenda,” said Raman Sapra, executive director and global head, Dell Digital Business Services. “Our relationship with ThingWorx is yet another step towards helping our enterprise customers realize the business benefits of IoT through a consulting-led approach.”
The ThingWorx System Integrator Program consists of consulting and services companies that provide deep and proven delivery capabilities, and executive commitment to the ThingWorx product line.
With the ever-growing number of smart, connected products and sensors, the true potential of IoT lies in integrating people, systems and things, and developing new innovative applications that disrupt the way industries work. The ThingWorx platform offers one of the most comprehensive IoT solution stacks in the industry, providing a unified experience for customers to develop solutions for smart connected products.
“We are happy to welcome Dell into the ThingWorx System Integrator Program. The digital services solutions offered by Dell on a global basis will help ThingWorx customers accelerate the real, tangible benefits of implementing IoT-based solutions.” said Russ Fadel President and General Manager, ThingWorx, a PTC business.
Today Dell also announced a new IoT gateway designed to help customers kick-start their IoT solution development and begin realizing the value of IoT. Available immediately, this gateway is an integral part of Dell’s portfolio of IoT-enabling technologies. Customers that invest in early pilots with this product will have a competitive advantage and the flexibility to build on their systems with the upcoming release of Dell’s purpose-built IoT gateway. Additionally the Dell IoT gateway will participate in the ThingWorx Ready program, designed to validate interoperability between complementary products and the ThingWorx platform. 

Dell and IoT
Dell cuts through the hype with a pragmatic approach to the Internet of Things and helps its customers leverage existing equipment and data to make the most of current technology investments. Dell customers can take advantage of analytics scenarios that span gateways, datacenter cloud and services leading to analytics-driven action. The Dell portfolio, combined with a rich partner ecosystem, deep vertical and domain expertise, and a collaborative approach enables Dell to provide end-to-end IoT solutions.
ThingWorx System Integrator Program
ThingWorx Partners provide a wide variety of products and services throughout the entire IoT value chain – from software systems and cloud platforms to smart sensors, devices, gateways and system integration services that make the connected world a reality.  The ThingWorx Partner Program allows System Integrators to enable their teams with expertise around the ThingWorx rapid application development platform greatly simplifying the architecture, implementation and deployment of IoT solutions.  ThingWorx system integrator partners reduce the cost and risk of Internet of Things deployments for end customers, helping accelerate the growth of the overall space.
About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.
Supporting Resources:
Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
ThingWorx and PTC are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. 

New Dell IoT Gateways Deliver Solutions that will Speed Industry Transformation

From #Dell:


New Dell IoT Gateways Deliver Solutions that will Speed Industry Transformation

  • Dell adding resources and forming a new product division focused exclusively on creating leadership IoT solutions
  • Dell partnering with operational technology organizations to bridge the domains of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) in delivering winning offerings
  • New Dell gateways fill a gap in the market by providing customers with a flexible and scalable foundation for IoT development
  • Gateways extend Dell’s end-to-end portfolio of IoT assets and offer customers choice to balance analytics across edge, datacenter and cloud models
Dell today announced the formation of a division focused on bringing together end-to-end IoT solutions that span hardware, software and services. Its first product release is a gateway designed to help customers kick-start their solution development and begin realizing the value of IoT immediately. The gateway is robust enough for the rigors of current projects and can also be leveraged as a proof-of-concept for use with future specialized Dell gateways.
As organizations come to terms with the new IoT landscape, they encounter a difference in approach between operational technology and information technology. To help bridge this divide, Dell has partnered with leading OT organizations, such as KMC Controls, to develop solutions that are specialized enough for OT yet seamlessly manageable in an IT environment. Through this and other key relationships, Dell is poised to be a trusted partner for developing innovative solutions.
“Current IoT solutions offer lengthy implementations, overly ambitious scoping and complex proprietary designs that raise risks and costs,” said Andy Rhodes, Executive Director IoT Solutions, Dell. “We are helping customers build out their solutions pragmatically with a broad portfolio of IoT-enabling offerings including security, manageability, services, analytics, infrastructure, and endpoints.”
“Developing an IoT solution for building automation systems requires speed and responsiveness, but there are also considerations such as security and the need for an open development platform that must be addressed,” said Richard Newberry, CEO, KMC Controls. “Dell’s IoT gateways allow KMC to connect building automation systems to the Internet of Things with a truly open and secure platform that scales very well from small buildings to large buildings to distributed properties within a portfolio.”
The importance of gateways
Gateways are small, wireless or connected devices that collect, help secure and process sensor data at the edge of a network.  Equipped with processing power, they provide customers with flexibility to perform analytics at the edge, reducing latency for data-based decisions, such as managing energy consumption or triggering a call for proactive equipment maintenance. This reduces the time and cost associated with transferring data to the cloud or data center. Dell’s new gateways are a solid foundation for an IoT edge solution that conserves valuable network bandwidth by relaying only meaningful data back to the cloud.
Dell delivers total IoT solution
Gateways are the most recent addition to Dell’s IoT solution stack. This end-to-end approach spans data center solutions, analytics and leadership services and is built on Dell’s bedrock of global availability, industry leading support and trusted security options.  
As part of a Dell’s rich IoT partnership ecosystem, Dell Services and ThingWorx announced a collaboration aimed at helping customers on their IoT journey. The companies will leverage each other’s capabilities to deliver a combination of technology and business expertise to help customers reduce the time, cost and risk required to build innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications. As a part of the agreement, Dell’s Digital Business Services will enter ThingWorx’s Global System Integrators Alliance Program. 
The new Dell IoT gateway
  • A perfect launch point for developing IoT applications and compatible with multiple operating systems including Wind River Linux, Ubuntu and Microsoft Windows IoT.
  • Small in size but powerful, featuring an Intel processor with two cores to drive a wide range of IoT applications including building and industrial automation.
  • Mounts on walls, desks, or other easily accessible areas of the building.
  • No moving parts and built to last, for years of high-performance service.
Supporting Quotes
“Dell’s gateway enables companies to build end-to-end IoT solutions based on Intel technology,” said Rose Schooler, vice president and general manager, IoT Strategy and Technology Office at Intel. “Dell’s newest gateway solution delivers the connectivity, security, and manageability needed to realize the value of Dell’s IoT solutions.”
 “The manufacturing industry has relied on Dell to deliver great hardware solutions and services for many years, said Peter Han, VP of Worldwide OEM Marketing, Microsoft. “With their new IoT gateways running Windows IoT, Dell is poised to bring new security, analytics and efficiencies to the field of automation that will be sure to delight our mutual customers.”
"One of the biggest challenges facing developers in the IoT space is maintaining focus and reducing complexity," said Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical and Ubuntu. “We are very happy that Dell customers will soon be able to leverage Snappy Ubuntu Core in Dell’s robust IoT gateways - making it easier to do business."
Pricing and Availability
  • The Dell IoT Gateway is now available in the U.S. and Canada. Additional countries will have availability soon. Check with your Dell sales team. Dell gateways start at USD $479.
About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel in the US and some other countries 

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Integrated Device Technology Inc CEO: Powerful Profits | Mad Money | CNBC

Moose - the router worm with an appetite for social networks

ESET researchers have issued a technical paper today, analyzing a new worm that is infecting routers in order to commit social networking fraud, hijacking victims’ internet connections in order to “like” posts and pages, “view” videos and “follow” other accounts.



Moose - the router worm with an appetite for social networks

Dell Software Bolsters Data Protection Portfolio With Two New Integrated Backup | Dell

Dell Software today announced the addition of two new offerings to its award-winning line of DL series backup and recovery appliances. Combining the reliability of Dell’s PowerEdge servers with the power of its AppAssure data protection software, the new Dell DL4300 and DL1000 1TB appliances provide mid-sized and small companies with easy-to-deploy, turnkey data protection solutions. Dell DL series backup and recovery appliances work across physical, virtual and cloud environments, enabling customers to confidently protect critical data and applications regardless of location. 
The new offerings extend the depth and breadth of Dell’s growing line of backup and recovery appliances. Dell’s rich heritage in the storage and server markets, combined with the power and versatility of its data protectionsoftware offerings, enables it to seamlessly develop highly integrated, high-performance backup and recovery appliances. This combination of hardware and software gives customers the flexibility and versatility they need to protect data and applications no matter how complex their infrastructure. Dell’s data protection solutions are used globally by more than 70,000 customers – including more than 8,000 added in the last year – who depend on them to add value to the business by minimizing downtime, safeguarding against data loss, and reducing costs and complexity.



Dell Software Bolsters Data Protection Portfolio With Two New Integrated Backup | Dell

Dell Unveils New Imaging Portfolio with Productivity Boosting Features for Small & Medium Businesses | Dell

Dell today announced a series of printer solutions that enhance collaboration, reduce complexity and manage data flows to optimize productivity in the workplace. These new offerings include the Dell Printer Hub, four Dell entry-class printers and a Dell Smart Printer.
Building on its award winning Dell printers, Dell’s range of new offerings simplify printing tasks, document management and maintenance to empower small and medium businesses to work smarter with easy-to-use, essential productivity features built in.


Dell Unveils New Imaging Portfolio with Productivity Boosting Features for Small & Medium Businesses | Dell

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

ESET has discovered over 30 scareware applications available for download from the Google Play store. The malicious applications, which pretended to be cheats for the popular Minecraft game, have been installed by more than 600.000 Android users.



It’s not easy to slip a malicious application into Google’s official Play Store these days. Google’s automated application scanner, Bouncer, helps in reducing the number of malware on the official app store. Yet, some baddies do occasionally get by, as demonstrated by our recent discovery of over 30 scareware applications that have been uploaded to the Play store in the course of the last 9 months



Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY TO PRESENT AT THE J.P. MORGAN TMT CONFERENCE 2015

www.microchip.com/investor/Pressrelease/MCHP to Present at JPMorgan.051915.pdf#rss

Even In the Post-Snowden Era, Not Every Public-Private Collaboration Is Bad | Fortinet Blog

Trust is a tricky thing. It’s hard to gain, easy to lose, and exceptionally difficult to win back. Following the Edward Snowden disclosures and ongoing wrangling in Congress and the courts about privacy, monitoring, and data collection, trust between the public and private sectors, especially in the IT and security space, has been in short supply.



Even In the Post-Snowden Era, Not Every Public-Private Collaboration Is Bad | Fortinet Blog

Sprint Offers More Choices and Flexibility to Get the Device You Want With or Without a Contract | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Offers More Choices and Flexibility to Get the Device You Want With or Without a Contract | Sprint Newsroom

Google and Apple urge Obama to block police phone snooping

Over 140 technology experts, civil society groups and major companies including Google and Apple have signed a letter to Barack Obama, urging the president to reject any government proposal that would grant law enforcement access to encrypted phone data, reports the Telegraph.
Google and Apple have both made major steps towards encrypting their services in recent years, stepping up their email and default smartphone security respectively. Following the recent changes by Apple, police organizations would need an iPhone’s passcode to access its data even if they had a warrant.


Google and Apple urge Obama to block police phone snooping

New Hootsuite Ads Tool Creates Your Facebook Ads for You

Hootsuite, the popular platform for scheduling and managing social media messaging, debuted a new online ad tool today May 19 designed to maximize your Facebook presence.
Hootsuite Ads, as it’s called, results from a partnership between San Francisco-based Hootsuite and Facebook. The program enables you to promote your most important Facebook posts in the form of automatically formulated advertising from your Hootsuite dashboard.


New Hootsuite Ads Tool Creates Your Facebook Ads for You

Popular GTA V mods come with unwanted malware

Two popular Grand Theft Auto V modifications have been found to contain unwanted additional malware, according to The Escapist.
Modifications allow fans of games to change the way they play in fundamental ways, and are often done with the blessing of the publishers. The two mods in question are Angry Planes and Simple Noclip. The former spawns aggressive planes which attack the player, while the latter allows players to walk through walls and objects. Although both delivered the promised features, they came up with a nasty surprise exposed on GTAForums.


Popular GTA V mods come with unwanted malware

Aryeh Goretsky talks "very promising" Windows 10 security



While mobile malware is on the rise, and the fragmented marketplace makes it a tough world for cybercriminals to dominate, the world of desktop and laptop computing is far more clear-cut.According to Net Marketshare, as of last month, just over 90 percent of computers run some form of Windows, making Microsoft’s dominant OS the single most attractive market for cybercriminals to target.



Aryeh Goretsky talks "very promising" Windows 10 security

Mellanox Collaborates with Supermicro to Deliver CloudX-based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (NASDAQ:MLNX)

Joint Turn-Key, Elastic and Efficient Hyper-Converged Cloud Solutions Enhance Cloud Infrastructure Efficiency, Workload Density and Deployment Simplicity



Mellanox Collaborates with Supermicro to Deliver CloudX-based Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (NASDAQ:MLNX)

Monday, May 18, 2015

SPSS Vulnerability Is Tough To Exploit But Stakes Are High For Client Base | Fortinet Blog

SPSS is one of the most widely used statistical analysis packages in the world. It was first released in 1968 and gained considerable traction among social sciences researchers. It grew steadily in popularity, especially among academics, but when IBM bought SPSS in 2009, the company made substantial inroads with business customers looking to add predictive analytics to their capabilities. Bottom line, SPSS users are often dealing with a lot of valuable intellectual property, from proprietary research to big data.



SPSS Vulnerability Is Tough To Exploit But Stakes Are High For Client Base | Fortinet Blog

CNET Update - Apple Maps may get boost from extra-precise GPS

A budget smartphone with impressive hardware

Canon's 50-megapixel pro dSLR (hands on)

Court rules anyone can copy the iPhone's design - May. 18, 2015

Apple did such a good job designing its iPhone that it now can't protect itself from copycats.



A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) could not seek damages from Samsung for copying the basic design of the iPhone, overturning a lower court's ruling.



Court rules anyone can copy the iPhone's design - May. 18, 2015

9 Finance and Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth.
No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than you would like.


9 Finance and Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

Oracle Collaborates with Mirantis to Bring Database as a Service Powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-Based Private Clouds

Fast, Easy Provisioning Helps Accelerate Private Cloud Deployments, Oracle Solaris Integration Allows OpenStack to Tap Into Software in Silicon



Oracle Collaborates with Mirantis to Bring Database as a Service Powered by Oracle Multitenant to OpenStack-Based Private Clouds

Love hurts: Online dating scams are Australia's top financial fraud

Australians were scammed out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with online dating fraud accounting for the biggest losses, reports Phys.org.
The figures courtesy of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) show that more than 91,000 scam complaints were received last year, with one in ten victims tricked out of more than AUS$10,000 (US$8,000). For 14 victims, the losses were greater than AUS$500,000 (US$400,000).


Love hurts: Online dating scams are Australia's top financial fraud

UK government amends hacking laws to give intelligence service immunity

The British government has passed legislation amending the Computer Misuse Act to prevent GCHQ, the police and intelligence services from prosecution over any hacking into mobile phones and computers, reports Ars Technica.
The change to the law was a ‘little noticed addition’ to the Serious Crime Bill, two months ago, The Independent reports. Privacy International, which is currently embroiled in action against the UK government over alleged illegal spying (as reported by We Live Security here), claims that this was a deliberate move to ensure the change passed without scrutiny.


UK government amends hacking laws to give intelligence service immunity

NetSuite to Showcase the Power of a Seamless Customer Experience at IRCE 2015

Attendees Will See Firsthand How NetSuite SuiteCommerce Enables Businesses to Deliver True Omnichannel Brand Experiences at Booth 609



NetSuite to Showcase the Power of a Seamless Customer Experience at IRCE 2015

IBM News room - 2015-05-14 Report: IBM Named a Leader for Worldwide Digital Transformation Consulting and Systems Integration Services in IDC MarketScape - United States

Report Recognizes IBM for Current Capabilities and Future Business Strategy



IBM News room - 2015-05-14 Report: IBM Named a Leader for Worldwide Digital Transformation Consulting and Systems Integration Services in IDC MarketScape - United States

IBM News room - 2015-05-14 More than 1,000 Organizations Join IBM to Battle Cybercrime - United States

Participants across 16 Industries, Including Five of World's Top 10 banks, Six of Top 10 retailers, Use IBM X-Force Exchange Threat Intelligence



IBM News room - 2015-05-14 More than 1,000 Organizations Join IBM to Battle Cybercrime - United States

HP News - HP to Help Drive Aimia's Globalization and Business Expansion Through New IT Services

HP Chosen as Aimia's Global IT Transformation Partner Delivering Private Cloud and Applications Services



HP News - HP to Help Drive Aimia's Globalization and Business Expansion Through New IT Services

The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 11-15 | The Network

This week we took a look at innovation centers in Berlin, Cisco and the NBA, and youth in STEM. Make sure you check out those top stories and more on The Network.



The Network Week in Review & Look Ahead: May 11-15 | The Network

Chief Disruption Officer: The New Role | The Network

With the Internet of Things train leaving the station, a key to staying relevant could be a new "C" in the C-suite.



Chief Disruption Officer: The New Role | The Network

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications Platform to Deliver Actionable Insights to Decision-Makers

Accenture #News Release:


May 14, 2015

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications Platform to Deliver Actionable Insights to Decision-Makers

Trade marketing, demand forecasting, and fraud detection applications are released for the retail industry; Inventory optimization application is available for manufacturers
           
New York; May 14, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform to develop industry- and function-specific advanced analytics applications, delivering actionable insights to users that enable swift data-driven decisions that can create a competitive advantage or an improved bottom line. Configured through Accenture’s platform, four advanced analytics applications are now available to support the retail industry’s trade marketing, demand forecasting, and fraud detection strategies, and an inventory optimization application is available for manufacturers. These applications simplify analytics as they are configurable, reusable, and adaptable to meet the needs of each unique company and its specific users – ranging from business users to part-time data analysts to data scientists.

Accenture’s advanced analytics applications are currently delivering results. For example, Ducati Motor Holding, an Italian company that designs and manufactures motorcycles, is using an advanced analytics application to enhance the company’s inventory management and business performance.

Watch for more Accenture Analytics Applications Platform details and benefits. 
 

The advanced analytics applications for the retail industry include: 
  • Trade Marketing Impact Measurement – Measures the impact trade marketing efforts have on sales by generating analytics insights on activities, such as promotions, based on sales history, product volume and activity frequency. The insights can be broken out by quarter, region and brand, depending on what the user requires.
  • Trade Marketing Activities Optimization  Provides data-driven recommendations on the trade marketing activities that can deliver positive future results. For example, the application’s insights can outline the number of initiatives that can be deployed successfully and the best mix of activities.
  • Demand Forecast – Delivers accurate item forecasts based on a forecasting methodology built on the life cycle of the product and product data. The insights allow users to determine the optimal size of stock needed to reduce delivery times while keeping stocks at a reasonable level.
  • Fraud Detection – Identifies fraud risk and behavior that can result in business losses. Through a mix of business rules, anomaly detection and predictive analytics that identify risky behavior, the application can assign a fraud risk score to any event.
  
To help manufacturers more effectively manage their inventory, Accenture is also launching the Spare Parts Inventory Optimization application, which delivers accurate demand forecasts for thousands of spare parts. It does this by taking into account the amount of stocked items, the lead time for each individual component, the life cycle of the products and other factors, such as replacements.

Ducati Motor Holding is using this application to make data-driven decisions. “Through the use of Accenture’s Spare Parts Inventory Optimization application, we were able to meet our business goals. And quickly,” said Alessandro Guella, Logistics Director, Ducati. “Not only was the advanced analytics application developed in less than 60 days, it was also configured specifically for our spare parts planners needs, enabling them to trust application’s algorithms and data insights to drive change through rapid decision-making. As a result, we were able to optimize our inventory for dealers, suppliers and stores across 80 countries and realize our improved service goal in a quicker time span than we thought was possible.”

“A main challenge businesses face with advanced analytics is how to present the insights in a way that enables users to make decisions that add value,” said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital. “Through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform, applications can be created to help specific users, including business users from analysts to the C-suite, solve specific problems – you don’t need to be a data scientist to pursue data-driven company changes. When data is turned into an asset through analytics applications, positive transformations can be made for the business and customers alike.”

The Accenture Analytics Applications Platform, a scalable platform attained through Accenture’si4C Analytics acquisition in May 2014 that has been integrated with Accenture Analytics offerings, facilitates the agile development of easy-to-use turnkey advanced analytics applications. To meet a company’s needs, the platform will be used to fully configure the advanced analytics applications with their specific operational workflow process and specific user requirements – for example, less data granularity for business users and more granularity for data scientists. Depending on how much customization is needed, applications can be ready for use in approximately one week to 60 days.

The Accenture Analytics Applications Platform features. 


 
Accenture currently has a total of 19 advanced analytics applications available for the retail, financial services, utilities and telecommunications industries. Additional details on the Accenture Analytics Application Platform and existing applications can be found here. Videos detailing the analytics platform and applications can be found on YouTube.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit www.accenture.com/analytics.

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Rombertik: A Personal Curiosity | Fortinet Blog

If you haven’t heard of Rombertik, you probably had a nice vacation somewhere. A few weeks ago, Rombertik made its rounds in the news everywhere. Lots of articles and blogs were written about it, so out of curiosity, I had a look into it myself.



Rombertik: A Personal Curiosity | Fortinet Blog

Finally, the End of Fraudulent DMCA Takedown Requests?

Critics have charged that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been used as a tool of abuse.  Fraudulent claims of copyright infringement have been a major problem with the DMCA Act, according to some.
However, a recent California district court ruling is a step in the right direction to finally put a lid on fraudulent DMCA takedown requests.


Finally, the End of Fraudulent DMCA Takedown Requests?

What Makes the Best Domain Name?

For small businesses seeking to establish a presence online, there is probably no more important decision than choosing a domain name.
No pressure, right?


What Makes the Best Domain Name?

Nimble Announces Contacts App, Lesson.ly Offers Online Training

Over the course of running a business, you’ll likely create a huge list of contacts. Keeping those contacts organized and updated can make a huge difference in the success of your business relationships. This week, Nimble announced a new app that aims to help businesses do just that.
This week’s news also brought information about other business tools such as Lesson.ly, a Web-based platform for employee training. Read about these tools and other small business related news in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup.


Nimble Announces Contacts App, Lesson.ly Offers Online Training

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cybersecurity on Kerry's Asia agenda | TheHill

Secretary of State John Kerry will talk cybersecurity on Monday in the heart of East Asia, a region that is increasingly hostile to U.S. interests in cyberspace. 
The speech is part of a weekend swing through Beijing and Seoul, where Kerry will give his remarks. While maritime disputes in the South China Sea and trade discussions will likely dominate much of the agenda, cybersecurity will come up as well. 


Cybersecurity on Kerry's Asia agenda | TheHill

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sprint Expands Free Data Roaming to Colombia, Denmark, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Paraguay and Sweden | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Expands Free Data Roaming to Colombia, Denmark, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Paraguay and Sweden | Sprint Newsroom

Enhanced Virgin Mobile Data Done Right Multi-line Plans Now Offer Even More Data, Available Exclusively At Walmart | Sprint Newsroom

Enhanced Virgin Mobile Data Done Right Multi-line Plans Now Offer Even More Data, Available Exclusively At Walmart | Sprint Newsroom

No One Beats Sprint for Call and Text Performance in Sarasota, Florida | Sprint Newsroom

No One Beats Sprint for Call and Text Performance in Sarasota, Florida | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Network Receives Shared #1 Ranking for Reliability, Call and Text in Ann Arbor, Michigan | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Network Receives Shared #1 Ranking for Reliability, Call and Text in Ann Arbor, Michigan | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Extends Customer Credit to Support Latest Earthquake in Nepal | Sprint Newsroom

Sprint Extends Customer Credit to Support Latest Earthquake in Nepal | Sprint Newsroom

The 404 Show 1,614: TV upfronts round-up

CNET Top 5 - Tips before you cut the cord

CNET How To - Easily bypass a forgotten Apple Watch passcode

Apple seeks to block sale of RadioShack customer data

Apple has filed a court objection against the sale of RadioShack customer data for those who had purchased its products, reports Ars Technica.
When RadioShack filed for bankruptcy in February, it sought a court-supervised sell-off of its $1.2 billion of assets, which included a database containing 117 million RadioShack customers’ personal data. This data is part of the package that hedge fund Standard General is due to acquire after is winning bid of $26.2 million this week, along with the RadioShack name and remaining assets.


Apple seeks to block sale of RadioShack customer data

I Want My CMS | Fortinet Blog

“I want my MTV...” One of the most iconic lines from one of the greatest rock songs of the 80’s, “Money For Nothing”. OK, not just from the 80’s, but of all time. But rock nostalgia aside, this is the line that pops into my head every time I think about redesigning my website. It’s an ancient, outdated piece of garbage, thrown together quickly in Dreamweaver back in the days when people did that sort of thing. And each time I get ready to do something about it, I hear Mark Knopfler’s awesome guitar riff and I think “I want my CMS”.



I Want My CMS | Fortinet Blog

How did the Internet change the everyday work of a security researcher?

Every May 17th is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which attempts to raise global awareness on how the Internet and new technologies changed our society, and the opportunities they gave to improve our lifestyle. This special date, also known as Internet Day in some Spanish-speaking countries, is an opportunity for us at ESET to celebrate its existence by remembering what it was like to work in securitybefore the Internet appeared.
What do you think it was like to do the everyday work of a security researcher in the 1980’s? What has changed in terms of protection against threats? And, how has the procedure to find and investigate security issues changed?


How did the Internet change the everyday work of a security researcher?